US Youth Soccer National League Boys Continues Play
US Youth Soccer National League Boys competition continued this week as top teams in the United States traveled to Florida for a chance to book their ticket to the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championship.
The National League features the top 256 teams in the U15 through U19/20 Boys and Girls age groups. With teams in each age group divided into eight-team divisions, each side has had to earn its place in the league through success in US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues and National Championship Series play.
Youth Soccer News: The 2016-17 US Youth Soccer National League continued competition on Saturday as half of the 128 boys teams competed at the ESPN Wide World of Sports and ChampionsGate Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, alongside the Disney Soccer Showcase.
The top finishers from each division will earn a berth to the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships. Tuesday saw several teams make important jumps in the standings by recording three points, but ultimately no division titles were clinched.
One team that recorded three points to begin its week is U18 Dix Hills Hurricanes (NY-E). Although last year’s division winners needed two goals in the final eight minutes to avoid defeat, the Eastern New York team used their experience to record the victory.
“We know the National League is a great competition. We’ve been doing this for three years and won it last year,” Dix Hills Hurricanes coach Jose Rebay said. “We knew coming in — to have a chance — we had to win three games. It’s been great for these players. The league allows them to play teams from all over the country and see different styles. It’s a great growing process for the players.”
National League play continues Wednesday, December 28th, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports and ChampionsGate Sports Complex.
The National League clubs that are not competing this week will complete their season at the Players College Showcase in Las Vegas — with boys games held March 10-12 and girls games played March 17-19.
Complete standings, scores and schedules can be found here.
Photo Credit: US Youth Soccer